Family, friends gather for funeral of HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249

Funeral for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)

HOUSTONHarris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Howard, an HCSO veteran who was killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler on SH-249, was laid to rest Wednesday.

Family, friends and colleagues gathered for the 11 a.m. funeral at Community Of Faith Church to say their last goodbyes and reflect. Howard’s final resting place will be at Klein Memorial Park cemetery.

“There is no greater sacrifice than giving you life in service of others,” HCSO Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Deputy Howard embodied the best of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and his loss is devastating to his loved ones, the county, and his brothers and sisters in blue. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with Adam’s family during this heartbreaking time.”

Howard, 27, died in a motor vehicle accident while on duty on Wednesday, May 11.

Howard served with HCSO since 2019. According to the department, he worked the evening shift in Patrol District 5 in northwest Harris County, where he served in the Crime Reduction Unit. In February of this year, he transferred to the new Violent Gang Suppression Unit as a deputy investigator.

Howard began his law enforcement career with the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office. He leaves behind a wife, a 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter.

Photos of the funeral below:

Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Robert Howard, veteran killed in crash on SH-249 (KPRC 2)

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